Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Turnip curry

This root vegetable is known in Hindi as “Shalgum” and of course “Turnip” in English. However, I have yet to find its Konkani name. If anybody knows its name in Konkani please do let me know.

Turnips are available in plenty during this season. This vegetable is generally not liked by a lot of people and that includes me too! Besides, it is said that all seasonal vegetables are available to us for a purpose. So, I thought of trying this out as it was quite economical and easy on my purse too. Believe me, to my surprise, it turned out quite delicious. So I thought of sharing this with you all. I am now planning to buy them again!

Turnips are a good low calorie source of vitamin C & fibre.

Turnip curry


Onion (sliced)
1 large
Garlic (chopped)
6-8 cloves
Tomatoes (sliced)
Green or red chillies (slit)
2-3 tsps
½ tsp
Garam Masala
1 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped)
1 tbsp
To taste


  1. Wash and peel the turnips and cut them into medium size pieces. And parboil them.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add to it the chopped garlic and sauté.
  3. Next add the sliced onions and slit green (or red or both) chilies. Stir it till the onions are translucent.
  4. Add sliced tomatoes and sauté till the tomatoes turn soft and a thick gravy is formed.
  5. Add turmeric and give it a good stir. Add water and allow it to boil (on a low flame).
  6. Next add the parboiled turnips pieces and salt. Let it cook for a few minutes.
  7. Add garam masala and mix well. Remove from flame.
  8. Finally garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.


This dish goes well with chapattis as well as with “rice and dal” too.
For more info on this root vegetable see here:


  1. we call white turnip....mulaangi in konkani.
    this is a very nutritious recipe..

  2. Mulangi is radish. I guess this is 'Khnol-kol'

  3. Yep. this is not mulangi, we call it Navil Kosu (Khnol-kol) in amchigele.